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Old 08-13-2018, 04:46 PM
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Really? 'Ultra mini?' After all the discussion concerning relativity of size, I had to laugh. Ultra-mini, for me, needs to be something around the size of a Schoenorchis fragrans.

Good luck with your new Cymbidium. I really look forward to seeing pictures of yours when it blooms as these orchids are really gorgeous. I have often been tempted to buy one of the smaller types that do not need a winter chill but I just have not the room with the other plants. I do really love seeing the pictures of them here and when our members bring them in to the meetings and show as they are spectacular, even the smaller ones.

Someone in our OS grows all of her Cymbidiums in full hydroponics (water reserve, air pumps, etc.) and uses the little clay balls as medium. I will have to ask her how she divides hers.
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The repotting notes are hilarious. I'm literally up at sboe every other month (partner's family is up there), I gotta ask who wrote that... but pretty much I'd never cut roots that are live, my god getting an orchid with good roots is really the key as is... but luckily with small(er) cyms you'll hardly need to trim and divide all that much with these guys.

Agree with leafmite, these are hardly ultra miniature or anything miniature. I have two chinese cyms and fitting them on my already tightly packed balcony is a challenge and those are half the size of scallywags! (Sboe has a hard time with chinese cyms oddly enough, I think it's because it doesn't get warm enough in summer)

I do admire those when I'm up there in spring, particularly because they are of the smallest of the "miniature" cyms they have. You'd think with australian parent it could handle heat but I can't risk it even if I had the space.

How will you be giving it/them the cold winters they need over there?
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:56 AM
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They quizzed me about the chill factor. Whoever I talked to was quite knowledgeable.

I am able to put them outside until frost. They'll get a chill and should bloom. These are not warm growing, according to the description.

Mine will be going into a 4" pot tomorrow and outside. My friend's will remain inside until her temperatures cool off and I can ship it safely.
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You people don't sterilize your tire irons? What kind of growers are you?
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If you want "ultra-minis", why not just stick with goeringii? Tiny, fragrant, hardy...
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Because I'm not as knowledgeable as you. And, after looking it up, no comparison, if I was "collecting," maybe.

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For those of you afraid to cut good roots, chill out and just do it! Leaving a bunch of live roots which have been broken in cleaning will lead to nothing but a rotten mass of dead roots filling the pot in no time. Cym roots regenerate very quickly and that is what you want to fill the pot. Also, what SBOE did not say, was to remove ALL roots from any leafless BB. I have been at this for 50+ years so I have seen lots of repotted plants, good and bad.
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